Many people may feel anxious about the results of hearing tests and the prospect of using new hearing aids. A common concern is whether or not hearing aids are needed. While the answer may be unsettling, it can also lead to a significant improvement in hearing ability. Choosing the right hearing aid is a process that involves several steps. The first step is selecting the style, size and power of the hearing aid. However, the process does not end there. The hearing aid must also be properly fitted and adjusted to the individual’s ear, which requires testing and fine-tuning in different environments. The goal is to achieve the best possible sound quality, particularly for speech, in crowded and loud areas. The trial and error process allows audiologists to fine-tune the hearing aids to the individual’s needs.
A hearing aid fitting is a comprehensive process that goes beyond the physical placement of the device in the ear. It involves a series of diagnostic tests to ensure that the hearing aids are functioning at optimal level. Before the fitting session, your audiologist will have a thorough conversation with you to understand your specific needs and preferences. This includes discussing the different environments in which you will be using the hearing aid, the type of hearing aids you are interested in, and any other relevant information. During the fitting, your audiologist will:
During a typical hearing aid fitting:
What Is Real Ear Measurement?
A Real Ear test, also known as Real Ear measurement, is a diagnostic tool used to accurately measure the volume produced by a hearing aid. The process includes the following steps:
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